Telecommunication law, case I CSK 332/08

February 9th, 2009, Tomasz Rychlicki

The judgment of the Polish Supreme Court of 5 February 2009, case file I CSK 332/08 has been aptly commented in the title of Rzeczpospolita’s article “It is not allowed to set traps for subscribers“. Judge Krzysztof Pietrzykowski pointed out that the judgment is also about the prevention, because such cases may still occur. The operator, which benefits from providing customers with high-rate services has an obligations/duty to protect its subscribers against such traps. The principle should be different than the one that was used by TP SA (Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.). The blockade for such services should not be set on the customer’s request, it should be established by default and removed at customer’s request.